Re: [CR]Malvern Star

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Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2001 19:44:54 +0000
Subject: Re: [CR]Malvern Star
From: "Hilary Stone" <>
To: David Benson <>, Classic Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Malvern Stars were one of the largest and best known makers in Australia - Hupert Opperman rode them for a good part of his career. The top models were built with BSA components for quite some time. This sounds like it was originally built as a track frame and is probably pre-war judging by the headset type.

Hilary Stone
> Does any one on the list know anything about Malvern Star?
> I have a 22" frame, serial number 9A840 stamped on RH top of BB shell.
> The BB shell is marked Made in England GR23, excatly the same as the
> sandcast bottom braccket featured in Rivendell Reader #21. The BB shell
> spigots have been shaped , but differently to the shell in RR.
> Front dropouts have a single eyelet. Rear tips are rearward facing,
> about 1/8" thick, with undrilled eyelets.
> The headset races fit into cups which are part of the headlugs
> Can anyone tell me what I have, how old etc.
> I bought this frame from a second hand shop in New Zealand in 1978. My
> brother and I built it into a ten-speed for him to make his racing
> debut. For the last 20 years it has sat at my parents place- we're one
> of those families that don't chuck anything away.


> Best Wishes,

> DB